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Working with Images

by Wendy Milette



Taking photographs


Follow this link for goo tips about digital still photography to get the best results out of your digital camera: Simple tips for effective photography


Scanning Images

In creating stories about heroes it is common to have a number of photographs to choose from and incorporate into the final media project.

You can scan these images into a computer and then bring them into your video editing program. When scanning here are some basics:

    • Resolution -The better resolution you start with the better it will be.
    • File organization is key. Name files clearly and keep them in a folder named Stills.


Using Downloaded Images from the Internet

HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO FIND COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES - Do NOT use images that you do not have permission to use.


Using a Computer to Create Images

If you are going to create images in your computer, we suggest that you use Adobe Photoshop, but any imaging software will work.

      • Resize images to the aspect ratio you choose for your video:
        Most current video footage is 16x9, so keep that in mind when preparing your images.
      • JPEG files are standard, but TARGA are slightly better resolution.


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